Pneumococcal Disease News and Research

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Pneumococcal disease describes a group of illnesses caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae, also known as pneumococcus. This bacterial pathogen, which affects both children and adults, is a major cause of death and illness worldwide. In fact, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), pneumococcal disease is the number one vaccine-preventable cause of death in children younger than 5 years of age worldwide.
Outbreak of whooping cough mirrors challenges in developing world, global health official says

Outbreak of whooping cough mirrors challenges in developing world, global health official says

Immunization is critical to reduce child deaths

Immunization is critical to reduce child deaths

Secretary-General opens U.N. summit on MDGS with appeal for world leaders to maintain target commitments

Secretary-General opens U.N. summit on MDGS with appeal for world leaders to maintain target commitments

Doctors demonstrate the true impact of vaccination

Doctors demonstrate the true impact of vaccination

Fluctuation in PCV-7 vaccine dosing time increases pneumococcal serotype 19A strains: Study

Fluctuation in PCV-7 vaccine dosing time increases pneumococcal serotype 19A strains: Study

WHO grants prequalification status to pneumococcal vaccine, paving way for U.N. procurement

WHO grants prequalification status to pneumococcal vaccine, paving way for U.N. procurement

Pfizer's Prevenar 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine receives WHO prequalification

Pfizer's Prevenar 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine receives WHO prequalification

August is National Immunization and Cataract Awareness Month

August is National Immunization and Cataract Awareness Month

PCV-7 vaccine introduction leads to changing patterns of hemolytic uremic syndrome

PCV-7 vaccine introduction leads to changing patterns of hemolytic uremic syndrome

Pneumonia, diarrhea, and malaria cause death of 6 million of world's poorest children

Pneumonia, diarrhea, and malaria cause death of 6 million of world's poorest children

Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine appears to reduce pneumonia, serious complications in infants: Research

Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine appears to reduce pneumonia, serious complications in infants: Research

Infection and severe sepsis mortality rates higher in black patients

Infection and severe sepsis mortality rates higher in black patients

Health Canada recommends new pneumococcal vaccine for young children

Health Canada recommends new pneumococcal vaccine for young children

WHA endorses interim targets to eradicate measles as WHO warns disease on the rise

WHA endorses interim targets to eradicate measles as WHO warns disease on the rise

WHA passes a new resolution to combat childhood pneumonia

WHA passes a new resolution to combat childhood pneumonia

British Columbia first in Canada to include Prevnar 13 in routine child immunization program

British Columbia first in Canada to include Prevnar 13 in routine child immunization program

Immunizations Across the Lifespan campaign launched to educate adults on current vaccinations

Immunizations Across the Lifespan campaign launched to educate adults on current vaccinations

New study reinforces urgent need for life-saving vaccines in Africa

New study reinforces urgent need for life-saving vaccines in Africa

Immunization campaigns to be launched simultaneously in 112 countries and territories

Immunization campaigns to be launched simultaneously in 112 countries and territories

BUSM professor receives Individual Biomedical Research Award

BUSM professor receives Individual Biomedical Research Award